SANCTUARY 6 March 9, 2019/ Posted By : P. Douglas/ 0 comments / Under : Uncategorized 4 more children came this month or were trapped on their way. In the charcoal under-sketchthis boy seems safe. But the rough twine… …twisted across branded burlap bags… …cut into the canvas wherethe child’s hands can grab. And now we see he is caught… like the baby clutching ropeslast month. Next, this preliminary sketch of a little girlseems timeless in its softness. Her friend’s worry seems eternal too. Their faces are completed with pastel. Then we realize:The two little girls hold signs they made,trying so hard for us to like them.They break my heart. Finally for this month,a close-up of this sketch showshow charcoal and pastel mergeto portray a baby… …who only wants to go home(seen in the preliminary cut-out canvas). Mounted on a coffee bean bag,Their story is revealed:The baby doesn’t understandwhy Mama took her and ranwith nothing but the clothes they wearin search of sanctuary.